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John Lockwood Kipling (1837–1911) started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum) in 1861. He then spent a decade teaching at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Mumbai, and a further eighteen years as principal of the Mayo School of Industrial Arts in Lahore (today Pakistan’s National College of Arts) and as curator of the Lahore Museum.
John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London will focus on Lockwood Kipling’s curatorship of the Lahore Museum, his journalism over 25 years in India, and his influence on his son, the writer and poet, Rudyard Kipling (1865‐1936). Nearly three hundred objects—encompassing metalwork and furniture, drawings and paintings, as well as ceramics and relief sculpture.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether you go or not, John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London is the first book to explore the full spectrum of artistic, pedagogical, and archival achievements of this fascinating man of letters, demonstrating the sincerity of his work as an artist, teacher, administrator, and activist. Over several years, Kipling toured the northern provinces of India, documenting the processes of local craftsmen, a cultural preservation project that provides a unique record of 19th-century Indian craft customs.